NEWS

45 jobs to go with SuperValu Newcastle West closure

45 jobs to go with SuperValu Newcastle West closure

 SOME 45 jobs will be lost in Newcastle West this week following the closure of the town’s SuperValu branch, it was announced on Monday. The Garvey Group, which operates the SuperValu store in Market Yard, released a statement revealing that the store is to cease trading this Saturday, April 25 due to “difficult trading conditions”. […]

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Grass roots spending cut

Grass roots spending cut

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie Elected councillors have called into question plans to spend €13,000 on a promotional video for Limerick when just €30,000 has been allocated for grass cutting is estates across the city. A major row erupted in City Hall at a meeting of the Metropolitan council, when proposals for spending the cash which councillors voted […]

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Booting up for Ballyhoura

Booting up for Ballyhoura

by Bernie Englishbernie@limerickpost.ie IRELAND’s first walking festival will celebrate its 21st anniversary when the Ballyhoura Walking Festival takes place from May 2 to 4. More than 1,000 walkers are expected at the international festival. Together, they will cover a total of 20,000km and burn 40 million calories over the May bank holiday weekend. That’s 200 […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Armed robbery at Limerick city bookies

Armed robbery at Limerick city bookies

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie AN ARMED robbery at a Limerick City bookmakers on Friday evening last is under investigation after two people entered the Ladbrokes on Cecil Street and made off with a large quantity of cash. However, two people have been arrested by Gardai in the city following the theft at 6:45pm on Friday. Gardai […]

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Fraudster granny on the run after spell in Limerick

Fraudster granny on the run after spell in Limerick

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A FRAUDSTER granny living in County Limerick is on the run from the FBI, the PSNI and An Garda Siochana after she continued to ply her scamming trade under one of her 40 different aliases. Julia Holmes has been reported as living in the Askeaton area in recent times and Gardai say […]

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Digital jobs on the way for Limerick

Digital jobs on the way for Limerick

NEW JOBS are on the way for Limerick, according to an announcement from Minister  Richard Bruton TD. Payback Loyalty, the digital consumer engagement technology, plans to double its workforce with the creation of 28 new jobs in Limerick’s National Technology Park. The new positions are part of a €2.5 million expansion programme by the company […]

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SPORT

Racing – Byrnes And Walsh Land Limerick Win

Racing – Byrnes And Walsh Land Limerick Win

RUBY WALSH rode his first winner for Charles Byrnes when Crystal Pearl won the mares’ maiden hurdle at Limerick on Wednesday. An odds-on favourite, the four-year-old scored a comfortable success for the pair the winner is likely to run on the Flat in the not too distant future. Gordon Elliott and Paul Carberry is a […]

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GAA – Limerick minor football side named

GAA – Limerick minor football side named

LIMERICK minor football manager Jerry O’Sullivan has named his starting team for the Munster Minor Football Playoff versus Waterford tomorrow night in Newcastlewest at 7pm The Limerick side will once more be captained by Mikey Morrissey from the Rathkeale club. Limerick Minor Football Team. 1.     Aaron Murphy   Fr. Casey’s 2.     David Hanley      Ballysteen 3.     Luke […]

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Derry merry as Limerick FC lose

Derry merry as Limerick FC lose

Limerick FC 0-2 Derry City LIMERICK fell to their third league defeat in a row, and a sixth after nine league games, to Derry City at Jackman Park on Monday night. In a drab encounter with precious little quality, first half goals from Barry McNamee and Mark Timlin ensured that the Candystripes could enjoy their […]

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LIFESTYLE

Epic staging of Verdi’s Requiem

Epic staging of Verdi’s Requiem

Malcolm Green will direct Limerick Choral Union (115 members) and Symphony Orchestra (50) on Saturday April 25 at the concert hall for Verdi’s Requiem. The music director will lead four soloists, Cara O’Sullivan, soprano; Sarah Ellen Murphy, mezzo soprano; Derek Moloney, tenor and Jeffrey Ledwidge, bass for this 8pm concert. It’s LCU’s first return to […]

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Original jazz artist’s swing, rock and blues

Original jazz artist’s swing, rock and blues

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK Jazz strums on with a busy Spring 2015 season this Wednesday 22. Tommy Halferty pays a return visit with his trio to Dolan’s Upstairs, this incredible guitarist here with this latest project. Count in Dave Redmond on double bass and Kevin Brady on drums, each of these boys being touring and […]

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DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

by Rose Rushe PLAYWRIGHT Mark O’Rowe is a scorch-hot ticket in Irish theatre. His most recent play ‘Our Few and Evil Days’ at the Peacock secured the Irish Times Theatre best actress for Sinead Cusack and was nominated for at least four other gongs, including best actor for Ciarán Hinds, best production and best play. […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Epic staging of Verdi’s Requiem

Epic staging of Verdi’s Requiem

Malcolm Green will direct Limerick Choral Union (115 members) and Symphony Orchestra (50) on Saturday April 25 at the concert hall for Verdi’s Requiem. The music director will lead four soloists, Cara O’Sullivan, soprano; Sarah Ellen Murphy, mezzo soprano; Derek Moloney, tenor and Jeffrey Ledwidge, bass for this 8pm concert. It’s LCU’s first return to […]

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Original jazz artist’s swing, rock and blues

Original jazz artist’s swing, rock and blues

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK Jazz strums on with a busy Spring 2015 season this Wednesday 22. Tommy Halferty pays a return visit with his trio to Dolan’s Upstairs, this incredible guitarist here with this latest project. Count in Dave Redmond on double bass and Kevin Brady on drums, each of these boys being touring and […]

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DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

by Rose Rushe PLAYWRIGHT Mark O’Rowe is a scorch-hot ticket in Irish theatre. His most recent play ‘Our Few and Evil Days’ at the Peacock secured the Irish Times Theatre best actress for Sinead Cusack and was nominated for at least four other gongs, including best actor for Ciarán Hinds, best production and best play. […]

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PHOTOS

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady

OUR Shannon Rowing Club est. 1870 was site for a portrait sitting by reigning Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh. Eight artists painted her likeness simultaneously over a four hour period, while the festival queen sat in sash at the bow window overlooking Currahgower Falls. According to Pat O’Neill of the Festival, there are plans to […]

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Launch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015

Launch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015

by Rose Rushe APRIL 23 to 25 are dates for this year’s Limerick Film Festival, its schedule and participants announced at George Boutique Hotel on Tuesday 31. Fusing the lead into this three days of shorts, awards and industry leader talks/ workshops, festival director Simon McGuire addressed the legacy of City of Culture investment and […]

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Witches of Eastwick flying high

Witches of Eastwick flying high

by Rose Rushe AWARD winning Limerick Musical Society will open its 2015 production ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at the concert hall on Thursday March 26 for three nights, 8pm. Directed by Des Henn, this is the first Witches to be staged in the city.  A cast of at least 50 are supported by a professional […]

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Other Recent Stories

Epic staging of Verdi’s Requiem

Epic staging of Verdi’s Requiem

| April 21, 2015

Malcolm Green will direct Limerick Choral Union (115 members) and Symphony Orchestra (50) on Saturday April 25 at the concert hall for Verdi’s Requiem. The music director will lead four soloists, Cara O’Sullivan, soprano; Sarah Ellen Murphy, mezzo soprano; Derek Moloney, tenor and Jeffrey Ledwidge, bass for this 8pm concert. It’s LCU’s first return to […]

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45 jobs to go with SuperValu Newcastle West closure

45 jobs to go with SuperValu Newcastle West closure

| April 21, 2015

 SOME 45 jobs will be lost in Newcastle West this week following the closure of the town’s SuperValu branch, it was announced on Monday. The Garvey Group, which operates the SuperValu store in Market Yard, released a statement revealing that the store is to cease trading this Saturday, April 25 due to “difficult trading conditions”. […]

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Racing – Byrnes And Walsh Land Limerick Win

Racing – Byrnes And Walsh Land Limerick Win

| April 21, 2015

RUBY WALSH rode his first winner for Charles Byrnes when Crystal Pearl won the mares’ maiden hurdle at Limerick on Wednesday. An odds-on favourite, the four-year-old scored a comfortable success for the pair the winner is likely to run on the Flat in the not too distant future. Gordon Elliott and Paul Carberry is a […]

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GAA – Limerick minor football side named

GAA – Limerick minor football side named

| April 21, 2015

LIMERICK minor football manager Jerry O’Sullivan has named his starting team for the Munster Minor Football Playoff versus Waterford tomorrow night in Newcastlewest at 7pm The Limerick side will once more be captained by Mikey Morrissey from the Rathkeale club. Limerick Minor Football Team. 1.     Aaron Murphy   Fr. Casey’s 2.     David Hanley      Ballysteen 3.     Luke […]

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Derry merry as Limerick FC lose

Derry merry as Limerick FC lose

| April 21, 2015

Limerick FC 0-2 Derry City LIMERICK fell to their third league defeat in a row, and a sixth after nine league games, to Derry City at Jackman Park on Monday night. In a drab encounter with precious little quality, first half goals from Barry McNamee and Mark Timlin ensured that the Candystripes could enjoy their […]

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